Saying is one thing, doing another. We must consider the sermon and the preacher distinctly and apart.
When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
—Otto von Bismarck (1888)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
—George Bernard Shaw (1919)
Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.
—Aldous Huxley (1958)
Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
—Hannah Arendt (1963)